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Welcome to the International Conference on Microbial Food and Feed Ingredients (MiFFi2018)

FEMS Early Career Scientist Grant

MiFFI 2018 is pleased to offer financial support for early career scientists. To be considered, the applicant must have submitted an abstract. Read more about the grant and criterias in the link below.

Deadline for application is 18 March 2018, 23.59 CET.

Applicants will be contacted shortly after and be informed about the registration process.


It is a great pleasure to announce the International Conference on Microbial Food and Feed Ingredients (MiFFI) which will be held on 2-4 May 2018 in Copenhagen, Denmark.

The theme of the conference is: Microbial Food and Feed Ingredients

The conference will encompass the following topics:

  • Microbial Food Cultures for the dairy, meat, and wine industry
  •  Probiotic cultures for food and dietary supplements
  • Direct Fed Microbials for feed
  • Yeast and yeast extracts
  • Proteins and peptide ingredients produced by fermentation e.g. enzymes
  • Metabolites produced by fermentation used as ingredients in food and feed e.g. vitamins, acids, alcohols, and flavors.

We hope you will join us for MiFFI 2018 Congress and look forward to welcoming you to Copenhagen!

Kind regards,

 On behalf of the Local Organising Committee

 Lars Bogø Jensen, DTU Food (Chair)


Keynote speakers

  • Wim Saris, Maastricht University, The Netherlands
  • Sylvain Moineau, Canada Research Chair in Bacteriophages, Université Laval, Canada

 Session speakers

  • Alexander Sulakvelidze, Intralytix, Baltimore, USA
  • Colin Hill, University College Cork, Ireland
  • Gisèle LaPointe, University of Guelph, Canada
  • Hans van den Brink, Chr. Hansen, Denmark
  • Henrik Bjørn Nielsen, Clinical Microbiomics, Denmark
  • Kevin Verstrepen, University of Leuven, Belgium
  • Nicoletta Ravasio, National Research Council of Italy (CNR)
  • Peter Ruhdal Jensen,Technical University of Denmark
  • Sofie Saerens, Chr. Hansen, Denmark
  • Wolfgang Aehle, Brain Biotechnology Research & Information Network, Germany


Important dates

1 October 2017
Open abstracts submission

31 January 2018
Abstracts Submission Deadline

18 March 2018
Abstract Submission Deadline for Poster Presentations

20 March 2018
Early Registration Deadline


Special event: Nordic Food Lab – fermenting for deliciousness

This special event marks the end of the first MiFFI, where speaker Michael Bom Frøst from the Nordic Food Lab will talk about "Nordic Food Lab – fermenting for deliciousness".

The event takes place Friday May 4th, 14.05 - 15.00 at the Maersk Tower in Copenhagen. 
NB: Registration for the event is needed. 

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Conference venue

The Maersk Tower
Blegdamsvej 3B
2200 Copenhagen N


Photo: C.F. Møller/Adam Mørk


Photo: Lærke Gade Bjerregaard